Headlines: Poker, Law, and Politics (3/28/07)

article:
Targeted Attack on UIGEA to be launched in April (Poker Player Newspaper, 03/28/07)


How to put the “bling” in gambling (Cavalier Daily, 03/28/07)

Risking it all (Burlington Free Press, 03/28/07)

Is casino gambling a winning hand for Wichita? (The Wichita Eagle, 03/28/07)

New US Congress May be Democratic to Online Casinos (IGaming Business, 03/28/07)

blog:
Cary Bust Makes the News (Triangle Poker Journal Blog, 03/28/07)


excerpt:

Targeted Attack on UIGEA to be launched in April (Poker Player Newspaper, 03/28/07)
“PPA Chairman Senator Al D’Amato tells me the political process is inevitably filled with twists and turns. He says he will be staying on top of the situation, and promises to further enlighten me on his advocacy in Washington and recommendations to the poker community so as to enhance the prospects of success. We may see a bill from Frank or Berkley or both, but for sure Alfonse D’Amato will be in the background, pitching the cause of online gaming interests. He has assured the PPA he is going to earn his keep”


How to put the “bling” in gambling (Cavalier Daily, 03/28/07)
“Virginia unfortunately is not home to much legal gambling. In fact, it is a crime to place a wager on any event whose outcome is uncertain, with few exceptions. The law explicitly states that bingo, raffles and duck races are all perfectly legal forms of gambling if conducted by an approved organization. Goose races, on the other hand, are punishable by life in prison or even death if any of the geese weigh in excess of 15 pounds. The most significant exception to the anti-gambling law and biggest form of state-sponsored hypocrisy, however, is the lottery.”

Risking it all (Burlington Free Press, 03/28/07)
“But those warnings have faded with the advent of Internet gambling, Texas Hold ’em tournaments, NCAA office pools and casinos on American Indian land. Vermont’s resources are increasing for addiction, but they are not as great as other states, Mitchell said. The council operates a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential hot line and does some phone counseling. It also provides referrals to counselors and facilitates Gamblers Anonymous meetings. The council will offer low-cost gambling addiction treatment training for therapists, and on-site training at no cost.”

Is casino gambling a winning hand for Wichita? (The Wichita Eagle, 03/28/07)
“The House passed a bill Monday calling for state-owned casinos in four areas of the state — including south-central Kansas — and slot machines at dog and horse tracks. The House last passed a gambling bill in 2003, but it failed in the Senate. The vote in the Senate this time is expected to be close.”

New US Congress May be Democratic to Online Casinos (IGaming Business, 03/28/07)
“Experts have been speculating that the new Congress may attempt to pass laws giving States the power to come to their own decisions regarding the funding of online casino gambling, this would be in line with the system for online horse race betting. ‘I think states will make it a state’s rights issue,’ said Internet gambling expert Nelson Rose, a professor at California’s Whittier Law School.

blog:

Cary Bust Makes the News (Triangle Poker Journal Blog, 03/28/07)

“The law enforcement raid that took place last week in Cary has finally made the local news…. online and TV coverage. (I’ll be moving this post forward every day for a week or two so that you’ll be able to follow the additional links with little effort).”

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